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Montessori Community School
4512 Pope Road    
Durham, North Carolina  27707  
Private/Independent School
8 212 students


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Founded in 1980, Montessori Community School (MCS) is fully accredited by the American Montessori Society. Our beautifully planned, 13 acre, wooded campus is located between Durham and Chapel Hill. MCS features sunny, spacious classrooms, a fine arts building for music, art, and ceramics, a sport field, track, sand volleyball court, numerous playgrounds, and a gymnasium.  We serve students from 18 months to 8th grade and are dedicated to providing a quality, authentic Montessori experience for children. For more information about our school, visit

Diversity Mission Statement

Maria Montessori believed that young children should study the similarities and differences between communities around the globe, to build an early and growing awareness of our diverse, interconnected world.

Our Montessori school strives to be an intentionally diverse community, comprised of people of different ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, family structures, sexual orientations, racial identities, national origins, religions, and abilities.

We celebrate the ways that our uniqueness and differences enable us to enrich each other’s lives. We actively seek to create an atmosphere of respect and openness, in which every person is recognized and supported.

In accordance with the MCS Strategic Plan, we continue to work to strengthen diversity and inclusiveness in our community. MCS strives to provide a culturally competent curriculum in the context of the Montessori philosophy’s commitment to social justice and peace.  Our work is supported by the MCS Administration and by the Diversity and Equity Committee, which is made up of a dedicated group of parents, faculty, and members of the Board of Trustees.